Florentino Perez Tests Positive For Covid-19

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has tested positive for coronavirus, the club announced on Tuesday.

Los Blancos said in a statement the 73-year-old “is not presenting any symptoms”.

Perez's positive test comes after Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also tested positive last month.

The club statement read: “Real Madrid confirms that our president Florentino Perez has given a positive result in the COVID-19 tests to which he is subjected periodically, although he is not presenting any symptoms.”

Perez is in his second term as Real Madrid president, which began in 2009.

He was also in charge of the club between 2000 and 2006.

Real have won five La Liga titles and the Champions League five times with Perez at the helm.

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The reigning Spanish champions have been hit hard by the pandemic too, with their gross total debt up to around 901 million euros ($1.084 billion) and net debt around 355 million euros, according to reports in the Spanish press.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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